My first female cria, Amaya, gave birth to a rose gray male sometime during the night, so they share the same birthdate (May 5th). This was also the night of the so-called super moon, or lunar perigee, when the moon appears extra large due to being at it’s closest in it’s orbit to the earth. [...]
Alpacas were recently featured on the Martha Stewart Show. I really appreciate that Leda and Steve Blumberg of Far Away Farm mention that they are breeding their alpacas to maintain their fineness as they age.
The Martha Stewart Show » Inside an Alpaca Farm
I think it is fair to say that one of the most important things to consider when getting into the alpaca business is what kind of support is available for you draw on. Of course, we need to learn all the different aspects of caring for the alpacas themselves, but many of us have little [...]
Alpacadero Alpacas is excited to now be a co-owner of Silver Peruvian Master Piece with Cedar Spring Alpacas and Alpacas of Tualatin Valley.
Master Piece exemplifies everything we had in mind for in a superior grey herdsire. An excellent family tree comes with this male: his sire is Silvio, one of Magical Farms signature grey [...]
The International Alpaca Odyssey (IAO) is the only alpaca show in North America where American alpacas are judged using the strict standards of the International Show Rules, competing in a format in which it is possible that no first place ribbons are awarded. By showing under the International Rules, utilizing a three judge panel and [...]
In a national survey conducted by The Career Guide, Small-Scale Niche Farmer was included in the top 10 best jobs/careers for women over 40. Raising alpacas certainly qualifies as niche farming, and nearly all alpaca farms in North America are small-scale. The reasons for recommending Small-Scale Niche Farmer include:
Salary: Most earn $26,800 to $76,230 [...]
Cas-Cad-Nac and Tripping Gnome Farm have joined together to create a pen sale and educational event that benefits not only the two host farms, but also their customers. [...]
According to the news release I received today from Alpaca Registry, Inc. containing the latest findings from the Alpaca Research Foundation, the secret to alpaca ovulation may be in the “sauce”, not in the orgling. It was previously thought that the sound that the males make during breeding, called “orgling”, was the key to inducing [...]
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Chickory & Amaya laying in the sun
It may seem surprising that an animal with such a warm fiber coat would love to lay in the sun so much, but they do. Alpacas love to bake in the sun like lizards. And apparently Chickory has discovered that her cria, Amaya, makes [...]